Legalization In Vermont, 6 questions For MPP’s Matt Simon

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by Bailey Hirschburg  Vermont is poised to become the first state to legalize cannabis through its legislature, rather than the ballot box. House Bill 170 narrowly passed the house early last month, the bill would all legalize possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and growing up six plants (2 mature, 4 immature) by Read the full article…

Vermont: Governor Rejects Marijuana Depenalization Measure

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VERMONT:  Republican Gov. Phil Scott has rejected legislation, Senate Bill 22, that sought to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for the adult use and possession of marijuana. The Governor said that he did not support the legislation as written, but remains open to working with lawmakers over the summer on ways to amend the state’s cannabis policies. Representatives from the Read the full article…

Senate Leaders: Vermont Pot Bill Unlikely To Pass

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By Associated Press  VERMONT: Top Senate lawmakers in Vermont say passing a marijuana legalization bill is becoming exceedingly unlikely. The Vermont House is still debating their version of a legalization bill, which would simply legalize personal cannabis use, possession and cultivation. There are just over three weeks to go in the lawmaking session and Senate Read the full article…

Vermont Legislative Committee To Ponder State Marijuana Laws

Vermont Pol says decriminalization is working

VERMONT: A Vermont lawmaker says the House Judiciary Committee is likely to consider the further decriminalization of marijuana — or even its legalization — in the current session. Democratic Rep. Maxine Grad, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, says the decriminalization of marijuana has been working well in Vermont. Grad, of Moretown, tells the Barre-Montpelier Read the full article…

Patients, Growers Consider Hemp Oil Law In Vermont

Recent publicity about children who suffer from seizures benefitting from oil extracted from marijuana that has almost no THC has set off a wave of legislation like never seen before.

VERMONT: Shelly Waterman was looking for a miracle that could cure her daughter’s seizures. Her daughter Hannah, 13, has neurological disorders. She has experienced seizures multiple times each day for most of her life. Two years ago, doctors diagnosed her with a rare and severe type of epilepsy that causes various types of seizures. “We’ve been on Read the full article…

Previously Undecided, House Speaker Shap Smith Now Favors Legalization

House Speaker Shap Smith now he says he'll work to pass a legalization bill in the 2016 session.

VERMONT:  Backers of a plan to legalize marijuana in Vermont have received some significant legislative support from House Speaker Shap Smith. For more than a year, Smith has been undecided about this issue but now he says he’ll work to pass a legalization bill in the 2016 session. For months, Smith has taken a “wait and see” Read the full article…

Vermont Lawmakers Threaten To Reinstate Prohibition If Pot Isn’t Legalized

"the object was to basically embarrass leadership to say that we have [marijuana legalization bills] in front of us, and they're going absolutely nowhere,"

VERMONT: Vermont may well become the next state to legalize marijuana, and two state lawmakers who support legalization have a simple message for their colleagues: Give us what we want, or we’ll take away your booze. A new bill filed earlier this month by state Reps. Jean O’Sullivan and Christopher Pearson would effectively reinstate alcohol prohibition in Vermont. If passed, Read the full article…

Vermont Lawmaker Moves To Legalize Marijuana

Pierce County’s reconsider the ban on retail marijuana businesses that hasn't been able to stop shops from operating.

VERMONT:  A state senator in Vermont on Tuesday introduced legislation to make recreational marijuana legal in Vermont that, if passed, would make the Green Mountain State the first in the U.S. to legalize through the state legislature. Vermont state Sen. David Zuckerman’s bill, S. 95, would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to Read the full article…

Vermonters Return From Marijuana-Policy Tour

Nine people from Vermont, including Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan and representatives from both sides of the legalization debate, met with Colorado regulators, marijuana businesses and nonprofit organizations during the busy three-day trip.

VERMONT: Vermont leaders say touring through Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana landscape this week gave them a lot to think about. Nine people from Vermont, including Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan and representatives from both sides of the legalization debate, met with Colorado regulators, marijuana businesses and nonprofit organizations Read the full article…

Philly420: Is Pennsylvania Really Smoking $2 Billion Of Marijuana?

Pennsylvania has little to lose and much to gain if we can bring our state cannabis economy into the light.

PENNSYLVANIA:  Estimating the size and value of the underground marijuana market is difficult. But recently the RAND Corporation, a national policy think-tank, attempted to do just that for the state of Vermont. In a report issued last week, RAND explored a variety of policy options that might replace current prohibition laws. The authors also offered some Read the full article…